Life Span Development and Personality: Amelia Earhart Psy 300

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Life Span Development and Personality: Amelia Earhart
“The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune” (Amelia Earhart). This is the life span development and personality of Amelia Earhart an American aviator who mysterious disappearance during a round the world flight in 1937 as the world's best known woman pilot every. The story of Amelia Earhart peaks many peoples’ interests, even today. She is known for being the first female to fly over the Atlantic Ocean, twice. The reason that people still talk and speculate about her, is not only because of the way that she died but also because of the way that she lived. Amelia Mary Earhart was born in her wealthy grandparent’s house in Atchison, Kansas, on July 24, in 1897 to the parents of Edwin and Amy Otis Earhart,which was not unheard of during this time in history. Amelia Earhart had a sister, Muriel, who was two and a half years younger than her as well. Amelia’s father, Edwin Earhart had his own private law firm but her mother, Amy Otis Earhart came from a wealthy background. Amelia’s grandparents thought that her parents were not well matched or well suited for each other because they did not believe that Edwin was good enough for their daughter, which inevitably affected their relationship. Eventually his practice failed, and he took a job on the railroad, which led to him drinking heavily, this resulted in the end of Amelia’s parent’s marriage as well. During the early years; Amelia and her sister, Muriel divided their time between their grandparent’s house in Atchison; during the winter and their parent’s house in Kansas City, during the summer. During their time at their grandparent’s house; both children often sought out adventures, such as climbing trees and sledding. Amelia often played male dominate sports; she was very adventurous at an early age. She took a good interest in electric and motorized things; she even once designed a contraption to catch chickens. In...